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August 19th, 2005


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11:30 am - Pork rinds are good for you!
A few months ago the company that stocks our vending machines started putting little heart-shaped stickers next to the price tags of the "heart healthy" selections. This is part of one of those company-wide health-awareness efforts which has become so trendy in the last five years or so. The only thing more ridiculous than the recent popularity of this stuff in corporate America is the fact that we apparently need it, having been raised on convenience foods and education funded by the Cattleman's Beef Association. I steeped in nutrition information for three years while working at the hospital, so I have no illusions as to what the pizza I ordered last night (Glass Nickel's Cheesasaurus with black olives, pepperoni, tomatoes and garlic, thank you very much), does to my body. I mention this because two of my coworkers informed me this morning that pizza is a health food thanks to all the cheese. Uh huh. Did these people sleep through kindergarten, or what?

I'm digressing though. I brought all of this up to talk about the stickers in the vending machines. They started out being reasonably accurate, but this morning while I was getting a cup of coffee, I noticed that the Snickers and S'mores bars, along with Gardetto's Snack Mix and Lay's The Works potato chips were all marked as "heart-healthy." One day last week the Hostess Fruit Pies had the little heart sticker. Hostess Fruit Pies are worse for you than deep-fried lead.

Somebody's getting lazy.
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Camper Van Beethoven -- Opi Rides Again/Club Med Sucks

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From:r3507
Date:August 19th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
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See, now if they were thinking, they'd put up a sticker showing how those pork rinds have no carbs.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 19th, 2005 07:26 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, but see, the heart-shaped stickers only work for "heart-healthy" foods. How do we denote "ass-healthy?" Wait! I've got it:
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From:nocturne152
Date:August 19th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC)
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What does Peter Griffin's chin have to do with ass-healthy?
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 19th, 2005 10:31 pm (UTC)
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Well... it's kind of technical and convoluted, and I'm not sure livejournal has the capacity to convey a proper explanation. But I'm totally not avoiding having to BS my way through an explanation -- it really is that complicated.
From:(Anonymous)
Date:August 20th, 2005 03:26 am (UTC)
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There are similar stickers in the vending machines where I work, tho' they tend to be a bit more accurate. It sounds like the stickers aren't being moved when new items are stocked.
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From:sacredspud
Date:August 20th, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
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I'm sure that's what the problem is. Thing is, the same guy fills the vending machines every day. Sometimes he moves the stickers and sometimes not. After the first time, most people would start being careful to remember to move the stickers. After the second time, most people would write themselves a note, and after the third time they'd write a note on a Post-It! and leave it on the steering wheel in order not to forget when they leave. And yet the mislabelling goes on.
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:August 21st, 2005 08:16 am (UTC)

Another awesome link for Colin

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What isn't cool about this? http://www.casperelectronics.com
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From:tlhinganhom
Date:August 21st, 2005 03:50 pm (UTC)

Re: Another awesome link for Colin

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From:pbured
Date:February 17th, 2013 09:31 am (UTC)
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